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Motorcyclist Training Course

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California Motorcylist Safety Program

California Motorcylist Safety Program

The Motorcycle Training Course (MTC) is part of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP).  The MTC is designed for the beginner rider but will offer additional knowledge and practice for the more experienced rider. Topics include fear, understanding how motorcycles turn, proper cornering strategies and emergency crash avoidance skills.
This course consists of approximately 6 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of riding experience. The MTC is conducted on selected weekends. Please call (530) 662-0798 for available dates/schedule.


Students successfully completing this course will receive the DMV completion certificate (DL 389), which may waive the riding skills test at the California DMV. Your certificate will be mailed to you within 10 working days from the course completion date. Some insurance companies also offer discounts for completing the MTC. The MTC is required if you are under 21 to obtain your M1 permit or endorsement.


Registration Fees
Under age 21: $295.00
(Must be under 21 years of age on the day training begins)

21 or older: $350.00


Your registration fee is non-refundable once your scheduled class has started. You may cancel your class by contacting the Woodland Adult Education office at (530) 662-0798 3 days prior to the start date. A refund will be granted, less a $15 processing fee. No refunds will be given less than the 3 day notice.
Students under 18
Must be at least 15 ½ on the first day or training and have a parent or guardian accompany them to the first session to sign the waver form or bring a waiver with their parent or guardian’s notarized signature. You can request a waiver form to be mailed to you prior to class.


You may transfer your registration to a future class, one time, with at least 24 hours’ notice prior to your class start date, at no additional charge. However, no refund will be provided should the rescheduled date be cancelled. If a student is late to class, it will be considered a "no-show" and no refund will be issued. 
Your sessions may have to be rescheduled due to conditions beyond the control of the school. In the event of rain (not just the forecast of rain) all students must show up for the sessions as scheduled. The instructor will determine if it is safe to continue with the session. If you do not show and you fail to call in advance, you will be considered a “no-show.”
Documentation Required


All students must present a valid government-issued photo ID to the instructor at the first class session. The identification can be from California, another state, or another country.
Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of each session. All sessions will start promptly as scheduled. If you are late you will be considered a “no-show” and your space may be given to a student on “stand-by.”
Clothing/Riding Gear Requirements


If you are not properly dressed for the riding sessions, you will not be allowed to ride and you will be considered a “no-show”.

Motorcycles are provided for the course.


Here is a list of items you will need for the riding sessions.
  • Full-face coverage or ¾ coverage, US Department of Transportation (DOT) helmet.
  • Shatter-resistant eye protection.
  • Sturdy over the ankle footwear Motorcycle specific footwear recommended. High fashion heels not permitted.
  • Long-sleeved shirt or jacket. Motorcycle specific jacket recommended.
  • Long non-flared durable pants (motorcycle specific recommended) without any rips or holes.
  • Full fingered leather gloves. Motorcycle street specific recommended. Mechanic style and off-road gloves are not permitted.
Sucessful Completion of the Class


There is not guarantee you will successfully complete the class as that will be based on your physical and mental skills. We are committed to doing everything we can to make this an enjoyable, fun, and safe learning experience. However, keep in mind that motorcycling is not for everyone. Successful completion of the class does not guarantee your safety as a motorcyclist.


Ready to sign up? Here's how:


Call us at (530) 662-0798 to register and pay by phone. 
Visit to fill out your registration information online. Online payments are not available at this time. Submitting your registration information online DOES NOT guarantee you a seat in class. You will be officially enrolled once you pay in full. Payment must be received by 5:00 pm within ONE business day from date of registration to avoid being dropped from class. If you register on the first day of class (Friday), you must pay by 3:00 pm that same day to complete your enrollment, otherwise you will be dropped.


Register early to reserve your space!


Questions about the range? Call (916) 759-6270


Location: Woodland Adult Education Room F12 and Pioneer High School Parking Lot





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